I don’t have any tattoos, nor do I think I’ll ever get one, but I did enjoy watching Miami Ink on TLC, and especially appreciated the realistic work of Kat Von D. Yesterday I spotted a ginormous (did you know it’s a real word now?) advertisement on the side of a building near Sunset & Vine for her new show LA Ink, coming next month on TLC.
From the TLC website:
Kat Von D has come home to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of opening up her own tattoo shop. The news has spread and celebrities, rising starlets, punk rockers, musicians and tattoo collectors alike are lining up for some of Kat’s famous black and grey ink. In a city known for its tattoo culture, LA Ink is sure to stand out — drawing clients from all over the world and from all walks of life. But with popularity comes headaches, drama and a lot of hard work.
Playing by her own rules, Kat lives a fast-paced, rebel lifestyle. Hers is a life of freedom: she sets her own schedule, picks her clients, sleeps late,and parties all night. For her shop to be a success, Kat will need to learn how to balance her lifestyle and her business while managing a colorful staff of renowned artists. LA Ink will offer a rare glimpse into an LA that is seldom seen, through the eyes of a true insider.
If you want to get in on all this, they’re casting for people to be on the show.
Kat says in her 29 Random Kat Facts:
#27. I live in Hollywood, right in the center of everything. I can see the Chinese Theater from my apartment. I love L.A. and can’t see myself living anywhere else.
I wonder if she can see herself on the side of this building from where she lives.
Photo taken by me